Google Doodle plays digital guitar on Les Paul’s 96th Birthday (Video)

By on Jun 9, 2011 in Internet, Lifestyle, Music, Technology, World Comments

Google Doodle celebrates Les Paul’s 96th birthday today, Thursday, June 9, 2011, with an interactive playable electric guitar, with a sample shown in the video below.

Google Doodle Les Paul playable guitar
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Les Paul, born Lester William Polsfuss, was born on June 9, 1915 and known for pioneering the solid-body electric guitar which gave life to rock and roll music.

Paul, an American guitarist and songwriter, also invented multi-track recording, the process of layering multiple takes on top of each other, a great development for the recording industry.

Nevertheless, Les Paul was best known for the Gibson guitar named after him and was said to be favorite of icon guitarists Bob Marley, Jimmy Page and Slash.

On this day, Google remembers Les Paul not only by replacing the word “Google” above the “search box” with an electric guitar but also allowing visitors to play with the guitar by themselves.

Interestingly, the Google Doodle playable electric guitar can be enjoyed by strumming the strings with the mouse pointer, as guitar music can be heard depending on the strums.

Nevertheless, clicking the replaced Google logo will lead the visitors to various stories about Les Paul, who was named as one of ten best electric guitar players of all-time by Time magazine in August 2009.

Les Paul married twice but also divorced twice and passed away on August 12, 2009.

Google Doodle Les Paul playable digital guitar
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